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ESC Reporter | January 22, 2018

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Loreen Returns to Melodifestivalen with Statements

Loreen Returns to Melodifestivalen with Statements
Kevin Lee

Today SVT held a press conference announcing the artists competing in Melodifestivalen 2017. The announcement saw a combination of many new and returning artists. Leading up to the event, over 20 names were leaked, however the most shocking entrant was the reutrn of Loreen, who will compete in the 4th semi-final. 

Third Time at MelFest

No stranger to Melodifestivalen, Loreen has entered the Swedish selection twice before, back in 2011 with “My Heart is Refusing Me“, and again in 2012 with “Euphoria” which would go on to win Melodifestivalen, and then the Eurovision Song Contest later that year. 

Time to Make a Statement

Since then Loreen has released three singles, “We Got the Power“, “Paper Light (Higher)“, and “I’m In It With You“, but has decided to return back to the contest which gave her fame to make a statement based on what is happening in the world today. Known for her political activism, it is safe to say her entry song “Statements” will probably have a strong message. The song is penned by Loreen and the same team responsible for Sweden’s last Eurovision win “Heroes“, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, and Linnea Deb. 

Check out our exclusive interview with Loreen below.

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